Laparoscopic vesicopsoas hitch for infiltrative ureteral endometriosis

Ceana H. Nezhat, Farr R. Nezhat, Fvad Freiha, Camran R. Nezhat

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Objective: To report the technique and outcome of a laparoscopic vesicopsoas hitch used for the treatment of infiltrative ureteral endometriosis. Design: Case report. Setting: A tertiary care center. Patient(s): A 36-year-old woman with infiltrative endometriosis of the ureter. Intervention(s): A laparoscopic vesicopsoas hitch. Main Outcome Measure(s): The return of normal ureteral function as measured by IV pyelography and ultrasonography. Result(s): After partial ureteral resection, it was noted that a tension-free anastomosis to the bladder was not possible. Thus, a laparoscopic vesicopsoas hitch was performed. Conclusion(s): A vesicopsoas hitch can be performed successfully by laparoscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)376-379
Number of pages4
JournalFertility and Sterility
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Endometriosis
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hydroureter
  • Laparoscopy
  • Pelvic pain
  • Ureter resection
  • Vesicopsoas hitch


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